Books: Non-Fiction

Artists in Times of War

Artists in Times of War

Book - Non-fiction. By Howard Zinn. 2004. 112 pages. In this collection of four essays, Zinn writes about the unique role of artists, activists, and publishers in working toward change.
Themes: Art & Music, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir

Book - Non-fiction and prose. Deborah A. Miranda. 2012. 240 pages. A compilation of documents, photos, and memoir that recounts the establishment of missions in California and the impact on Indigenous people—then and today.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, 20th Century, 21st Century
Themes: Education, Imperialism, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity
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A Beautiful Ghetto

Book - Non-fiction. By Devin Allen. 2017. 124 pages. Black life in Baltimore before and after the police murder of Freddie Gray and the uprising it produced, documented through short essays, poetry, and stunning photographs.
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The Black History of the White House

Book - Non-fiction. By Clarence Lusane. 2010. The untold story of African Americans in the White House from the 18th century to the present, including the presidents who held people in bondage.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance
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Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage

Book - Non-fiction. By William Loren Katz. 2012. History book for ages 10 to adult that traces relations between Blacks and American Indians since the time of the conquest.
Time Periods: All US History
Themes: African American, Native American, Racism & Racial Identity, Slavery and Resistance, Wars & Related Anti-War Movements
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Black Reconstruction in America

Book – Non-fiction. By W. E. B. Du Bois. Introduction by David Levering Lewis. 2014. 623 pages. Originally published in 1935, Du Bois’ Black Reconstruction was the first book to challenge the prevailing racist historical narrative of the era and in sharp, incisive prose, tell the story of the Civil War and Reconstruction from the perspective of African Americans.
Time Periods: 18th Century, 19th Century, Civil War Era: 1850 - 1864, Reconstruction Period: 1865 - 1876, Industrial Revolution: 1877 - 1899
Themes: African American, Reconstruction, Democracy & Citizenship, Racism & Racial Identity
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